Author(s): Susan Fifer
Discover your roots with Family History for the Older and Wiser. This extremely easy-to-follow book will guide you through all the different stages of researching your family history online and how to record your findings.
Using a case study approach, the book takes a single source item - an 1890 marriage certificate purchased at an antiques event - and uses it to highlight the questions you should be asking yourself about your own family documentation and how this can be used as a basis for online research.
Learn how to: Access and investigate online records Use spreadsheets to record your findings and assess their validity and reliability Incorporate your family tree into online programs Share your research with friends and family and much more...
Acknowledgements. About the author. Publisher's acknowledgements. Icons used in this book. Part I Getting started. Chapter 1 Introduction. Chapter 2 What you need to begin. Part II Basic Genealogy. Chapter 3 The facts of life - birth, marriage and death. Chapter 4 Counting the people - census records. Part III Online sources. Chapter 5 Family Search. Chapter 6 Using the Ancestry website. Chapter 7 Using the National Archives. Chapter 8 Accessing information from wills, newspapers, directories and other sources. Part IV Recording your research. Chapter 9 Using spreadsheets. Chapter 10 Using family history software. Chapter 11 Working with family photos. Part V Sharing your research. Chapter 12 Creating presentations. Chapter 13 Publishing a family tree. Appendix A Useful websites. Appendix B Useful books. Appendix C Glossary. Index.